With Richard Green Gallery, London; From whom acquired in 1980 by the present collector.
Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os was the son of still life painter Jan van Os (see Lot 74) and, like his father, was strongly influenced by the works of Jan van Huysum (1682-1749). This sumptuous still life, combining flowers and fruit set against a wooded landscape, is amongst his best works, with the composition and handling extremely close to that of his father.
The canvas is relined. This picture is in beautiful condition and could certainly be hung in its current state. The varnish is fresh and the colors are bright and very well saturated. UV light reveals almost zero retouches, only a couple very tiny touches in the lower left and right corners. In beautiful condition and in a carved gilt wood frame. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.